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Sylvia
November 15th, 2007, 10:38 PM
I'm trying to learn the quick turn. Somedays I do it perfectly, and other days it's like I've totally forgotten how to do it. I love the feel of it. Any suggestions?

:cry:

poolraat
November 16th, 2007, 09:12 AM
I'm trying to learn the quick turn. Somedays I do it perfectly, and other days it's like I've totally forgotten how to do it. I love the feel of it. Any suggestions?

:cry:

I assume you're refering to the flip turn. Keep practicing it. I went through the same thing when I learned it about 5 years ago. It took about a year before I started hitting the turn consistantly.

smontanaro
November 16th, 2007, 09:24 AM
What is a kick (quick) turn? I'm familiar with flip turns and open turns. I sort of
assume tumble turns are the same thing as flip turns, but I've never heard these
other two terms.

Thx,

Skip Montanaro

Michael Leather
November 16th, 2007, 12:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3tqBR1ybRI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtP8xgzm6do

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkqSyLkzMEI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72ZcA9dDFW4

Sylvia
November 16th, 2007, 02:02 PM
I believe the kick turn and quick turn are the same. It's when you get to the end of the pool and you do a somersault and flip to go in the other direction and you kick off the end of the pool. It's nice and smooth if done right.

Sylvia
November 16th, 2007, 02:04 PM
Great demonstrations. Any verbal instructions. I seem to use my arms more than I should. IT looks from the demonstrations, that you lead with your head? I also tilt to one side and end up coming facing the side of the pool vs. the direction I need.

Al Black
November 24th, 2007, 03:03 AM
Great demonstrations. Any verbal instructions. I seem to use my arms more than I should. IT looks from the demonstrations, that you lead with your head? I also tilt to one side and end up coming facing the side of the pool vs. the direction I need.

Facing the side of the pool isn't such a problem so long as you use it to your advantage.

My tumble turn is very much a right-about turn so I come out of it on my right side facing the left side of the pool.

To make use of this I streamline with right hand below left and kick on my side until my first stroke which is made with the right hand.

Driving my body into a rotation with the hips helps to make the first stroke even stronger and gets the body-roll started.

No doubt this will work for some better than others, but it seems to work for me!

Al.